Currently Craving - Hearts Edition ♥♥

With Valentine's Day just a few weeks away, I thought it would be fun to do a "Currently Craving" post featuring some inspirational heart projects:

I hope you feel inspired!!


Project Life || Week 3

Hello, everyone!!  I've read a lot about Project Life and many people talk about how difficult it is to stay on task and how they become unmotivated to scrap their weeks.  I can definitely see how that can happen, especially if you fall a few weeks behind.  Luckily, I am still so excited about the project that I tackle it the first moment I can.  I actually completed my week 3 layout on Sunday morning.  I wanted to start it on Saturday afternoon, but I made myself complete my design team commitments first. Ha!  I hope my motivation keeps up, because like I siaid, I'm having so much fun with it.

I told you that I would try to refrain from sharing every week on here.  However, I did post my week 2 spread in my Studio Calico gallery, in case you do want to see it.  For now, here is my Week 3:
This week I had a lot of memorabilia that I wanted to include: a gas receipt so I could document the price per gallon, a movie ticket from a girl's night out and a cute note/picture from my niece.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design F); Journaling Cards: Studio Calcio, Evalicious; Polka Dot Envelope: Whisker Graphics; Wood Veneers, Green Label: Studio Calico; Yellow Labels: Twine & Ink; Word Stickers, Arrow Sticker; Heidi Swapp; Alphas: American Crafts, Lily Bee Designs, Basic Grey, Tim and Beck; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Washi Tape: mt, Target; Brads: Making Memories; Chipboard Hearts: Maya Road; Staples: Tim Holtz


The Studio | January Sketch

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I hope you're enjoying the weekend...I've been suuuuuper lazy and I'm okay with that ;-)

There is a new sketch challenge at The Studio this morning.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

I hope you are able to play along with us this month!  A cool prize is up for grabs.  For more info and to see the other fabulous ladies' layouts, head on over to The Studio.

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Word Stickers: Pebbles; Alphas: Basic Grey; Washi Tape: mt; Diecut Frame, Wooden Man, Label: Studio Calico; Diecut Tabs and Circle: October Afternoon; Brads: Making Memories; Mist: Tattered Angels


Project Life || Week 1

I mentioned on Saturday that I have decided to take on Project Life.  I am really excited about the project and wanted to share my first week with you.  I did a whole small page protector just of our NYE celebration (it's the back of the title page) and then a regular 12 x 12 spread for the rest of the week. I really like combining different sizes and layouts.  It makes everything seem more random and fun for me.  However, I do think most of my pages will consist of the Becky Higgins, Design A protectors that I used for the rest of my week 1.

Anyways, here is my first week:

The left side is all about NYE celebration.  The fun "Hello 2013" is actually one of Simple Stories' free printables.  I included a pic of the group, a pic of E & I, my sparkly Chucks that my sis-in-law gave me and a map of where we were.  Oh yes, and of course, some sequins :o)

The right side documents the rest of week 1, including E's 30th birthday.  As a side note, I don't really think he is old.  He's just older than me, so I am allowed to give him a hard time about it.  :o)  We also finished puppy-sitting that week and I documented a bit about one of my new Christmas presents: a Fitbit.  I am totally obsessed with that thing.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sticking with this loooong post.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

Supplies: NYE side: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design J); Printable, Label Stickers: Simple Stories; Journaling Card, Chipboard Stickers: Studio Calico; Sparkle Paper: American Crafts; Chipboard Heart: Maya Road; Staples: Tim Holtz; Alphas: Basic Grey, Lily Bee Designs; Sticky Gem: My Mind's Eye; Sequins: Making Memories

Week 1: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design A); Journaling Cards, Patterned Paper, Chipboard Stickers, Paper Label (yellow): Studio Calico; Label Stickers: Simple Stories; Alphas: Basic Grey, Lily Bee Designs, Studio Calico; Star Stickers: Twine & Ink; Staples: Tim Holtz; Sticky Gems: My Mind's Eye; Chipboard Heart (Blue): Maya Road; Chipboard Heart (Red): Unknown


Project Life 2013||Challenge Accepted!

Hey, everyone! So, I have given in to all the hype and decided to tackle "Project Life" this year.  I made this decision last month when I was having so much fun working on my December Daily.  I think I really love scrapping in little pockets.  Is that weird?  Ha!

To get me started on the right foot, I have subscribed to Studio Calico's Project Life monthly kit and am currently taking their Project Life class, Day-by-Day.  I'm learning a lot and am super excited to document this year.

I don't really have a plan yet for how I am going to organize my weeks.  I already know that some weeks may be very boring, while others will be more exciting and picture-heavy.  So, for now I am taking it one week at a time, knowing that I may combine weeks in some spreads and only mange to cover a weekend in others.  I don't plan on putting too much pressure on myself.  The point of this is to have fun, right?

I also don't plan on showing you every single Project Life spread that I complete.  I don't want to totally bore you with all the details of my life!  ;o)  But...I will show you my title page for now and then update you with sporadic weeks throughout the year:
I know, I know.  That one particular piece of patterned paper from Crate Paper is getting quite the workout recently.  I just love the chevron pattern and the fact that it is so colorful!!

The journaling in the bottom right corner briefly talks about what Eric and I are up to as 2013 begins and what our goals for the year are.

Thanks so much for stopping by, especially since this was such a long, rambling post.  Are any of you taking on Project Life?  If so, leave me a link...I'd love to see!

Supplies: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design J); Patterned Paper, Diecut Ampersand: Crate Paper; Cardstock: Bazzill; Journaling Cards, Wooden People, Wooden Letters, Labels: Studio Calico; Alphas: American Crafts, Basic Grey; Chipboard B, Sequins: Making Memories; Sticky Gems: My Mind's Eye; Staples: Tim Holtz; Mists: Tattered Angels


Punky Scraps - January

Hey, everyone!!  Punky Scraps recently made a few changes. They will now only be posting one challenge a month, but the whole design team will participate in every challenge.  This month's challenge just went live today.  The challenge: scrap about yourself, which is always difficult for me.  They also provided a photo as inspiration.  Here is what I came up with:

I hope you can play along with Punky Scraps this month.  Up for grabs is a fun journaling prize pack.

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Crate Paper; Wooden Letters, Wooden Woman, Diecut Tab: Studio Calico; "Record" Label: Evalicious; Diecut Butterfly and "HAPPY": Crate Paper; Brads: Basic Grey; Mist: Tattered Angels; Tag: Paper Source


The Studio New Beginnings Challenge

Good morning, everyone!  I hope that you are enjoying the new year.  Today The Studio has a new challenge up that is all about "new beginnings."

For my layout I decided to focus on the my goals for the new year.  I had 5 main ones:
I also thought this was a good way to bust my alpha stash.  I have waaaaaay too many alpha sheets laying around...and patterned paper...and embellishments....wow,  I probably need to do a cleaning soon.  ;-)

Head on over to The Studio to play along and to win a fun prize from the Swedish scrapping company, YouDo.

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Doodlebug Design; Alphas: American Crafts, Lily Bee Designs; Basic Grey; Tab diecut: October Afternoon; Wooden Asterisks, Mist: Studio Calico; Sticky gems: My Mind's Eye